A Techiman Circuit court presided over by Justice Sylvester Nii Okai has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman for Banda Constituency in the Bono East Region over his alleged involvement in a recruitment scam.
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Charles Kofi Agyei is said to be on the run after he
allegedly took monies from a fuel station manager to the tune of GH¢45,000 under the guise of getting him
recruited into the Ghana National Fire Service.
According to the facts of the case as presented to the court by the Prosecutor, Emmanuel Kudalor, the NPP executive assured the Manager of the station identified as Mahama of protocol recruitment into the Ghana National Fire Service.
Using that as a basis, he succeeded
in taking an amount of GH¢45,000 from Mahama ( the victim) claiming he
was going to use that to influence some “big men’ in order get him to be recruited.
Several months after
taking the stated amount, he is said to have failed to fulfil his part bargain and
several attempts to get him refund the money proved futile until the owner of
the fuel station realized through an audit that the amount in question had gone
missing from the books.
Mr Adam who is the owner of the station confronted his Manager who confessed giving the amount to the NPP chairman, who also confirmed same in when reached by MyNewsGh.com but that all efforts to retrieve the money were unsuccessful.
An official complaint was
lodged with the Banda Police and Mahama confessed in his caution statement he
indeed gave the amount to the NPP Chairman to facilitate his recruitment.
The trial judge therefore granted the fuel station Manager bail and issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the NPP Chairman who is also alleged to have used the name of the General Secretary of the party, John Boadu in defrauding several persons in the area.
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At the time of filing this
report, Mahama was yet to meet the bail conditions and was detained at the
Banda Police station awaiting the arrest of the runaway NPP Chairman.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2019
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